The Minister of Works, Engr. Nweze David Umahi has assured the host communities to complete the Bodo-Bonny Road and Bridge project in Rivers State in record time.
The minister gave this assurance during the courtesy visit of a delegation of the Bodo–Bonny Road Peace Committee to his office yesterday in Abuja.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Orji Uchenna Orji, stated that the minister described the project as a catalyst for an economic revolution in the area.
He said the project was awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria by the previous administration and only about 84 percent of the project has been completed.
He noted that there was a partnership agreement in 2017 between the government via the federal ministry of Works and NLNG on modalities for the funding of the project.
He wondered why the contractor; Julius Berger Nigeria PLC was no longer on site despite their commitment under their agreement to deliver within the revised date of completion.
He faulted the stand of Julius Berger PLC on the variation of the project even when the company had signed a commitment to complete the project without asking for further variation.
Delivering the mission statement of the delegation of the committee, the Acting Chairman and leader of the delegation, Chief Dr. Charles John Jumbo, thanked the President of Nigeria for the massive intervention he is bringing to the road sub-sector and appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Works in changing the narrative of the road infrastructure in Nigeria.